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Covered drains cause flooding in Bobcaygeon


Heavy rain on Easter Sunday combined with construction drainage caused flooding at the corner of Helen and Prince Streets in Bobcaygeon.

Residents say the City of Kawartha Lakes had covered the drains in the area while construction work was being done and the water had no where to go. Black covers were seen covering the drains.

One woman who lives in Helen Street said she was worried about her basement flooding and damaging her furnace.

The City sent Kawartha 411 News a statement saying:

Our engineering group has confirmed that the developers working in the area placed the covers there to protect the nearby river from debris that results from construction. The water only rose over a couple of hours and then dissipated. It never reached above the curbs, but had it, it would have been absorbed through another drainage option in the sidewalks.

Flooding is not a concern, and the developers were following prescribed protocol to protect the environment.



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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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